Tupper Arts announces photo show, free concerts

Paul Chartier is one of 16 photographers featured in Tupper Arts new photo show. (Photo provided)

TUPPER LAKE — On Friday, Tupper Arts will open its second gallery exhibit, the “Give Us Your Best Shot” photography show.

Tupper Arts is hoping for another big turnout after the success of its first show of photos by the late Kathleen Bigrow.

“Give Us Your Best Shot” will be in Tupper Arts’ gallery at 106 Park St. from Friday until June 27. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.

The gallery will be featuring photographs of artists from Tupper Lake and the surrounding areas. Three members of Tupper Arts’ board — Ed Donnelly, Joe Sellin and Linda Benzon — will be among the 16 artists presenting their works. Subjects of the photos will range from Adirondack majesty to everyday life, and all the way to the American southwest. All the photos will be for sale.

As live performance returns this summer, Tupper Arts, in affiliation with the village of Tupper Lake, is also inviting the public back to the outdoor Sunset Stage as it announces the return of its Summer Sunset Series, featuring a diverse lineup of performers throughout July and August.

Annie & the Hedonists perform on Tupper Lake’s Summer Sunset stage in 2019. (Photo provided)

Except for the kick-off celebration on July 4, every performance will take place on a Monday, beginning at 7 p.m. All are free and open to the public.

The series kicks off on Sunday, July 4, with Jersey City-based folk-rock artist Michael Shofi at 4 p.m. and a second, to-be-announced group at 5 p.m. The celebration continues at 7 p.m. with the Tri-Lakes-based rock and blues group Spring Street taking the stage. At 9 p.m., there will be patriotic music to accompany Tupper Lake’s annual fireworks.

On Monday, July 12, the Blind Owl Band will return from Saranac Lake with their “freight train string music.”

On July 19, Geo Beat will provide a taste of the South with their jazz and Latin music featuring guitar, vibraphone and percussion.

The hard-driving Tupper Lake-based classic rock group Hammer Lok takes the stage on July 26.

On Aug. 2, the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival’s Shakespeare in the Parks returns to the Sunset Stage with a performance of “Twelfth Night: A Radio Play.”

This will be followed on Aug. 9 by Martin and Kelly, a Nashville-based contemporary country group.

On Aug. 16, Phil Henry & the New Feed return from Vermont with funky folk-pop originals from Henry, who grew up in Saranac Lake.

The following week, High Peaks Opera again will offer their mix of opera, musical theater and American songbook on Aug. 23.

The Summer Sunset Series will conclude on Aug. 30 with the return of the Annie & the Hedonists, bringing their take on blues, jazz, swing and acoustic standards.

Tupper Arts recommends bringing lawn chairs or blankets. All current New York state COVID-19 protocols for outdoor performance events will be followed for the safety of the performers and audience members.

The Tupper Lake Sunset Stage is located in Flanders Park at the base of Mill Street.


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